Welcome to Orientation! We would like to acknowledge the land we are on. The Portland Metro area rests on traditional village sites of the Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Bands of Chinook, Tualatin, Kalapuya, Molalla and many other tribes who made their homes along the Columbia River. Today peoples from these bands have become part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz, as well as the Chinook and Cowlitz Nations. It is important to acknowledge the ancestors of this place and to recognize that we are here because of the sacrifices forced upon them. In remembering these communities, we honor their legacy, their lives, and their descendants.

If you have any questions throughout the day, our check in Smith Memorial Student Union (Ballroom, 355) will remain open for the entirety of the program.
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Tuesday, June 28 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Attendees will go through COVID-19 Vaccine/Testing checking and then event check-in.

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Cree Deuker

Assistant Director of Admissions, Portland State University, Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Cree Rose is an enrolled member of the Chippewa Cree tribe in Rocky Boy, Montana. She has lived across the United States in New Jersey, New Mexico, California, and Illinois but now calls Oregon home. She began working at PSU in 2011 as a student worker and graduated with a Bachelor... Read More →
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Dave Kobzina

Assistant Director of Transfer Recruitment, Portland State University, Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Dave began working at Portland State in 2004, while he was studying in the College of Education. He transitioned into an admissions counselor a year later. Dave completed his bachelor’s degree in Journalism at the University of Oregon and worked in broadcast journalism for seven... Read More →
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Yollixpa Marasch

Campus Visits Coordinator, New Student Programs
I was born in Guerrero, Mexico and was raised in Southern California and Aloha, Oregon. After graduating from Aloha High School, I attended Portland Community College, before transferring to PSU. I am a proud Portland State alumna, having received both my undergraduate degree and... Read More →

Tuesday June 28, 2022 12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT
Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU) 355